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- what we do and your local services
- events
and news, when we have some (including HS2 construction matters)

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Latest website update (18 October): Agenda for the parish council meeting on 25 October 2021.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:
* Councillors are aware of many acts of support being provided or offered by parishioners to those more vulnerable in the village. Please remain attentive to others' needs at this difficult time. However, if you are in need of support or if you are aware of someone without vital support, please let us know.
* Social media can play an important role during these difficult times, particularly with offers of assistance. Many of our parishioners message on www.nextdoor.co.uk
* The Thursday ABILITY community bus service has restarted - face masks being compulsory.
* The parish church remains closed apart from the duration of services.
* A leaflet advising support assistance from the county and district councils can be accessed from the News item dated 3 May 2020 on this website.
* The Chenderit Benefice operates a foodbank scheme. If you would like to donate food, please leave it at the Rectory, 17 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PG and contact Father Nick if you would like further information (07925 419068).

LATEST HS2 CONSTRUCTION NEWS (last updated 20 September 2021)
- The website news item dated 30 March advises the long term closure of Banbury Road.
- HS2's planting of 5500 trees over a hectare of land immediately north of the village, east of Banbury Lane has been deferred from March 2021 until January 2022. The primary purpose is to screen the railway, not as a sound barrier.
- A planning application has been submitted by HS2 to create temporary roads diverting traffic away from the B4525 and the Sulgrave Road, accessing Magpie works compound. The project is known as 'Greatworth T'.
- The peak HS2 traffic period for the B4525 is 18 months from early 2022 when the peak daily average HS2 traffic is projected at 500 HGVs and 1000 other vehicles per day in addition to normal traffic.
- HS2 lodged a Schedule 17 planning application in September 2021 incorporating the extension of the Greatworth tunnel into our parish with a portal north of Banbury Road.

THE LATEST GENERAL NEWS ITEMS ARE SHOWN BELOW. EARLIER NEWS ITEMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE 'NEWS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN ABOVE.

Latest News

Temporary Closure Of Banbury Road For Four Weeks

Temporary Closure Of Banbury Road For Four Weeks

HS2 has given advance notice of the complete closure of Banbury Road between Bulls Lane and the Magpie road junction for four weeks from 25 October to 22 November.
The closure is to facilitate the strengthening of the road surface where HS2 internal haul and access roads will cross the highway and it will also enable the necessary removal of vegetation.
Road diversion signs will be displayed.
A copy of the HS2 notice is attached below.

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:38 by Maurice Cole

HS2 Progress

HS2 Progress

The viewpoint from Sulgrave Road going past the HS2 compound towards the Marston St. Lawrence crossroads does not give the impression of much activity. However, the photo opposite supplied by HS2 gives a different impression.

The compound is at the top of the photo with Bulls Lane barely visible in the top left.

Posted: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 17:14 by Maurice Cole

HS2 Tunnel Extension Concern

HS2 Tunnel Extension Concern

The parish council has received details of an HS2 planning application to the district council indicating a material change to HS2's original Environmental Statement.
The Greatworth tunnel is being extended about 650m northwards into our parish and the portal will now be north of the Banbury Road, fairly close to the sewage plant in Bulls Lane.
Noise issue is a prime concern, particularly the possibility of the industry recognised problem of tunnel boom as trains emerge from the tunnel. A noise barrier will be provided on the village side of the line from the portal going northwards. HS2 has provided a noise assessment report to support its plans. A copy of the report and the plan showing the portal are attached.
This issue will be discussed at the parish council meeting in the village hall at 7.00pm on Monday 27 September. All parishioners are welcome to attend. The parish council's response to the application is required by 8 October.
All the planning application documents can be found on West Northants Council's website under applications relevant to Thorpe Mandeville.
The above illustration of the portal was submitted with the application by HS2

Posted: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 18:05 by Maurice Cole

Thorpe Events

OCTOBER 25: Parish Council Meeting, 7.00pm in the village hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend. The wearing of masks is requested but not mandatory. Social distancing is requested whenever possible.

OCTOBER 25: Banbury Road closure by HS2 scheduled to start. See news item above.

NOVEMBER 7: Holy Communion Service, 11.00am. All are welcome at the service. The wearing of masks is requested but not mandatory. Social distancing is requested whenever possible.

NOVEMBER 29: Parish Council Meeting, 7.00pm in the village hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Contacting us

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